What is a family subdivision?
A family subdivision is a division of land where both the granter and grantees are members of the same immediate family. The immediate family includes the following: grandparents, parents, children, siblings, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Family subdivisions can be created by right in the Rural Preservation (RP) zoning district only. Family subdivisions differ from minor subdivisions in 4 ways. First, after the land is transferred to the immediate family member it cannot be transferred to a non-immediate family member for 5 years. Secondly, the parcel transferred to a family member has to be a minimum of 2 acres (not 10 acres as required as a minor subdivision in the RP zoning district). Additionally, the newly created parcel has to be served by a 20 foot wide right-of-way from an existing state road. Finally, the parcel has to be used for their family member's immediate housing needs.

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1. What is the Planning Commission?
2. Who are the members of the Planning Commission?
3. What is a family subdivision?
4. What is a minor subdivision?
5. What is a major subdivision?
6. What happens after an application is submitted?